1758 in Great Britain

1758 in Great Britain

Events from the year 1758 in the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Incumbents

*Monarch - George II of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister - Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Whig

Events

* 21 April - Thomas Secker enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
* 29 April - Seven Years' War: At the Battle of Cuddalore a British fleet under George Pocock engages the French fleet of Anne Antoine d'Aché indecisively near Madras.
* 23 June - Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - Anglo-Hanoverian forces under Ferdinand of Brunswick defeat the French.
* 8 July - French and Indian War: French forces hold Fort Carillon against British at Ticonderoga, New York.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=319]
* 3 August - Seven Years' War: At the Battle of Negapatam off the coast of India, Admiral Pocock again engages d'Aché's French fleet, this time with more success.
* 14 September - French and Indian War: At the Battle of Fort Duquesne, a British attack on Fort Duquesne is defeated.
* 25 November - French and Indian War: French forces abandon Fort Duquesne to the British who then name the area Pittsburgh.

Births

* 9 January - George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (died 1833)
* 24 January - Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough (died 1844)
* 4 February - George Thicknesse, 19th Baron Audley (died 1818)
* 12 February - David Ochterlony, general (died 1825)
* 17 February - John Pinkerton, antiquarian (died 1826)
* 23 February - Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier (died 1823)
* 4 April - John Hoppner, English portrait-painter (died 1810)
* 23 April
** Alexander Hood, officer of the Royal Navy (died 1798)
** Alexander Cochrane, officer of the Royal Navy (died 1832)
** Philip Gidley King, naval officer and colonial administrator (died 1808)
* 15 May - Thomas Taylor, translator (died 1835)
* 17 May - Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Baronet, fossil collector (died 1839)
* 30 June - James Stephen, lawyer (died 1832)
* 25 July - Elizabeth Hamilton, writer (died 1816)
* August - Thomas Picton, soldier (died 1815)
* 24 August - Edward James Eliot, politician (died 1797)
* 25 August - Israel Pellew, naval officer (died 1832)
* 1 September - George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, Whig politician (died 1834)
* 9 September - Alexander Nasmyth, portrait and landscape painter (died 1840)
* 29 September - Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, admiral (died 1805)
* 28 October - John Sibthorp, botanist (died 1796)
* 5 December - George Beauclerk, 4th Duke of St Albans (died 1787)
* 9 December - Richard Colt Hoare, antiquarian and archaeologist (died 1838)
* "date unknown"
** Watkin Tench, Marine officer (died 1833)
** Jane West, writer (died 1852)
** Samuel Whitbread, politician (died 1815)

Deaths

* 7 January - Allan Ramsay, poet (born 1686)
* 17 January - James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton, peer (born 1724)
* 10 February - Thomas Ripley, architect (born 1683)
* 6 March - Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, politician (born c. 1705)
* 18 March - Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of Canterbury (born 1693)
* 22 March - Richard Leveridge, bass and composer (born 1670)
* 6 July - George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, general (killed in battle) (born c. 1725)
* 18 July - Duncan Campbell, soldier (year of birth unknown)
* 2 August - George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington (born 1675)
* 12 October - Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, field marshal (born 1680)
* 14 October - Francis Edward James Keith, soldier and field marshal (born 1696)
* 20 October - Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, politician (born 1706)
* 12 November - John Cockburn, politician
* 22 November - Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, politician (born 1680)
* 15 December - John Dyer, poet (born 1699)
* 25 December - James Hervey, clergyman and writer (born 1714)
* "date unknown"
** Theophilus Cibber, actor (born 1703)
** Philip Southcote, landscape gardener (born 1698)

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